One got away

Posted November 30th, 2009 by kcorliss. Comments Off on One got away.

Despite the best efforts of most hunters there is the occasional animal that gets away after having been shot. Such is likely the case below:

One can’t be sure without an extensive postmortem I suppose but the large hole in the rib cage tells me this was the result of a gun shot. I guess a person could argue the shooter was lazy by choosing not to track the blood trail very far. Even further, it may have been a poached animal but we will never know.

Such instances can serve as feasts for the scavengers and some had already found this white-tailed doe. Nature, to be sure, does a masterful job of cleaning up our mistakes.

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